Red Sox exercise $13 million option on Jon Lester
Lester just finished the final season of a five-year $30 million contract that had a team option for the 2014 season. The team had until midnight Saturday night to pick up the option.
Lester, 29, went 15-8 with a 3.75 ERA and 177 strikeouts, pitching 213.1 innings in 33 starts this past season.
Lester went 4-1 and allowed six runs over five starts in the postseason, including going 2-0 in the six-game World Series victory over the St. Louis Cardinals.